Elections-2019: Modi Emphatic Of Victory In Odisha, Naveen Also Confident Of Doing Very Well This Time

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02 April 2019


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Bhawanipatna (Kalahandi)/Bhubaneswar: While campaigning for his party and begging votes from the people of Odisha in his favour at BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Samabesh here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exuded confidence that Odisha is going to have a BJP Chief Minister this time like Uttar Pradesh and Tripura.

On the other hand, four-time BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reiterated, “I think every election is tough. But the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will do very well.”

During his election speech at Bhawanipatna today, BJP’s poster boy PM Modi appeared so over confident that he even congratulated the people well in advance for the unforeseen win of BJP in Odisha.

Modi in his speech said, “Odisha is going to create a new history this time. The history Uttar Pradesh made in 2017 and the history Tripura made in 2018, this time my Odisha is going to do the same. Your confidence exuded here at this meeting has now reached Delhi. The people of Delhi have now started voicing that Odisha is going to come up as a new power in the country. Congratulations to you all well in advance. Odisha is going to steer the mainstream of Hindustan.”

Trying to woo the voters, he added, “Had here been a BJP Government in Odisha in 2014 and a BJP Chief Minister at Bhubaneswar, the problem I am facing to serve you with the facilities due to the slow pace could have been done by me speedily. But the problem is that the State Government here is dormant.”

Blowing his own trumpet, Modi claimed, “In the last five years I haven’t take even a day’s off from my duty. I have tried my level best to utilize each moment to serve the nation. We have successfully moved ahead. And this was possible due to your support and blessings. I couldn’t have done it without your support. Whatever change has taken place, the whole credit goes to my country’s citizens. I have come today to offer all the credits onto the feet of the masses.”

He further listed out, “8 lakh poor families of Odisha have got ‘pucca ghar’ (concrete house) in the last five years. Who gave it? 24 lakh households of Odisha have availed free electricity conections and darkness has been dispelled. Who did it? 3,000 villages of Odisha have access to electricity for the first time after 70 years of Independence. Who did it? 40 lakh poor women of Odisha have availed free gas connection under the Ujjwala Yojana. They are now free from smoke. Who gave it? About 1.40 crore people of Odisha have got access to bank accounts. Who did it? Around 50 lakh Souchalayas (toilets) were built in Odisha. It means that the women of 50 lakh families got a dignified life. Who did it?”

“You replied Modi Modi Modi. It is a wrong answer. It’s not Modi, but the strength of your single vote. Your vote has changed the fate of Hindustan (India),” he remarked.

Came down heavily on Congress party, Modi said, “Congress failed Kalahandi during its regime from panchayats to Centre. Former Prime Minsiter Rajiv Gandhi had accepted then his government's utter failure. For the last 70 years, the Congress plundered Kalahandi and the country. In the name of poverty, Congress kept lotting a large chunk of money meant for the development of the poor.”

On the contrary, BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra also hit back and said, "Modi's 'Double Engine' formula is not working anymore. One can see how this formula has failed in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The engine has become an empty box. Odisha knows only one engine and that is Naveen Patnaik's government."

Also Read: Naveen Hits Back At Modi, Says 'We Will Do Very Well'

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha

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Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, India

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Sasmit Patra, Spokesperson, BJD